Music Hall of Williamsburg
Clutch

Clutch

Into Another, Lionize

Tue, December 31, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$35 advance / $40 day of show

This event is 18 and over

Clutch
Clutch
CLUTCH – Neil Fallon (Vocals/Guitar), Tim Sult (Guitar), Dan Maines (Bass) and Jean-Paul Gaster (Drums/Percussion) Maryland rockers Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the 4 original members got together in high school. Having been tagged hard rock, blues rock, southern stoner rock and alternative metal by press and fans across the world alike it is safe to say one thing... “What you see is what you get”, and what you get is a musical force that
has been best described as the quintessential American Rock Band. The band quickly became known for their relentless touring schedules, playing shows at whiskey stained 2 door venues in the hills of West Virginia to the iconic Red Rocks
Amphitheater in Denver. Whatever the venue, and where ever rock fans congregate Clutch will play there with the likes of Therapy? to Iron Maiden, from Marilyn Manson to Thin Lizzy, Coheed and Cambria to Motörhead. What has come of it is a cult like fan base and praises from so me unlikely peers. Their music has been featured as the official goal song for the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks to the intro music for country music megastar Eric Church’s liveset. Clutch released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker via their own label Weathermaker Music on March 16, 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date. Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes' overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer magazine and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s
“Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year.” The 10 album script Clutch is writing shows no sign of stopping. The touring will continue, American Rock Music is alive and Clutch is happy to carry the torch one riff at a time, one city at time. The band is currently working on their follow up to Earth Rocker which will be released in 2015. Stay Heavy.
Into Another
Into Another
Into Another's music was not easily categorized. At once hard rock, grunge, alternative, and post-punk, the band's arresting melodies collided with their stop-and-go rhythms. They added to that a guitar wizardry steeped more deeply in classic heavy metal bands like Iron Maiden than the New York City hardcore scene that nurtured half of the band's membership early on, and an esoteric, far-reaching lyrical scope delivered skillfully by Richie Birkenhead's silky banshee wail. Through several indie albums and one major-label offering, fans and critics got to know Into Another as an intriguing, soulful quartet capable of transporting listeners with their adventurous soundscapes and other-worldly approach to guitar-based rock & roll. Into Another came together in 1990. Birkenhead, one-time guitar player for seminal straightedge flag bearers Youth of Today and vocalist for the reggae-tinged Bad Brains-inspired Underdog (who released an incredible album through Caroline), hooked up with drummer Drew Thomas, who he had known for years through the New York City scene. Thomas -- himself a hardcore alumni who spent time bashing the drums for Revelation Records recording artists Bold -- shared Birkenhead's desire to abandon the limiting conventions of the hardcore music style and explore other types of songwriting. The pair found exactly what they were looking for in Lower East Side musician Peter Moses, a longhaired guitar player who had never performed in a band before. His wild and uninhibited playing style greatly impressed Thomas and Birkenhead, who next recruited bassist Tony Bono. Bono had done a tour of duty in proto-thrash act Whiplash -- a band about as unlike Bold as one could imagine. Into Another performed their first show at New York's Pyramid, sharing the stage with a budding White Zombie. They were soon after offered a recording contract by Revelation. The following year, they released their debut, a self-titled album displaying Into Another's sharp musical chops and tripped-out spiritual vision, encapsulated by the band's multi-pointed star logo which adorned the album's cover artwork. In 1992, Into Another released the playfully titled Creepy Eepy EP -- four songs that reflected their increasing range. One of them was a lamenting ballad for a fallen friend laced with beautiful acoustic playing and heart wrenchingly honest and poetic lyrical prose. The band grew in popularity, with the press, fans and major labels taking an interest in this odd band comprised of a shorthaired hardcore singer with a high-pitched range, a mod-looking drummer, and two longhaired guys in bell-bottom pants. 1994 saw the release of what many consider to be their masterstroke -- the epic Ignaurus opus, filled to the brim with spectacular songs that venture into deep, dark, and progressive rock territory while still being firmly anchored in melody, groove, and abrasive angst. This album catapulted Into Another into the ranks of much-heralded "buzz" bands. Many proclaimed them to be the proverbial "next big thing" to arise out of the hardcore scene alongside one-time labelmates Orange 9mm, Quicksand, and Civ -- all of whom went on to sign with major labels. Into Another left the indie world in 1995, signing a deal with Disney-owned Hollywood Records, who at that time was best known for releasing the Crow soundtrack. They gave Revelation one last EP, a benefit release for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, as the band was made up of three vegans and one vegetarian. Into Another entered Seattle's London Bridge Studios with producer Rick Parashar, a man who had previously worked with Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam, to mix their next full-length album. They emerged with Seemless, an album that reigned in the excesses of previous works in favor of shorter compositions and more direct, straightforward lyrics, without sacrificing Into Another's unique and well-established musical identity. They supported the album's release with several dates on the Warped Tour alongside L7, labelmates Seaweed, New York hardcore veterans Sick of It All and, more yet, the public never quite warmed up to the band. They released one more record through Hollywood, the T.A.I.L. single (featuring incredible non-album B-sides). Sometime after they recorded another album's worth of material -- weird, trippy songs steeped in electronica and drenched in effects that strayed far away from the band's barn-storming guitar rock. But the recording was never released and the band broke up. Thomas went on to enjoy a short stint with New Rising Sons while Birkenhead reformed Underdog and embarked upon a reunion tour. ~ Ryan J. Downey, Rovi
Lionize
Lionize
Gaining fans across the world, Lionize takes pride in their original sound, DIY work ethic and fiery live shows. DESTRUCTION MANUAL, (produced by J. Robbins of Jawbox) finds the band continuing its exploration of the stoner-rock, funk and reggae landscapes.
This twelve-song LP calls to mind classic reggae and rock albums with a decidedly modern spin. The band's foundation on drums and bass are LaMel Randolgh and Henry Upton who hint at a rock-and-roll version of Sly and Robbie joined with the classic scorching Hammond organ and key sounds from Chris Brooks and the commanding guitar and vocal work of Nathan Bergman. Reggae heavyweights David Hinds and Selwyn Brown of Steel Pulse lend their vocal talents on the track Killers and Crooks as well as stalwart guitar work from Tim Sult of Clutch who also lends his talents throughout this record. Lionize continues to tour over 200 dates a year, having been tapped to open up for bands such as Clutch, Galactic, Steel Pulse and Bad Brains. Lionize also pulled double duty backing and supporting Lee "Scratch" Perry, garnering a slew of positive reviews.
Between recording in Kingston, Jamaica with Sidney Mills (Steel Pulse), collaborating on and off stage with artists such as Ozomatli and Chali 2na, and supporting heavy metal favorites Kylesa and cKy, the band begins 2011 on quite an auspicious note.
Despite its lack of mainstream press, the band's loyal following expands daily. With DESTRUCTION MANUAL set to be released on Hardline Entertainment early Feb. 2011 and tours supporting Authority Zero and Streetlight Manifesto on the horizon, Lionize continues to turn ears as a novel addition to the sonic terrain of rock and roll with its train of heavy riffs, wailing organ, and pulsating reggae. –from official website
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
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